Banana-Nut Waffles: Breakfast just got a lot better.
Every weekend my husband and I making breakfast together while playing 'Sunday Funday Brunch Radio' from Pandora. Our breakfast usually consists of fruit, waffles, breakfast potatoes and of course, bacon!
"I love sleep because it's like a time machine to breakfast"
Ever had waffles that only have flavor if you add syrup? It drives me CRAZY!
Of course I love syrup on my waffles but it shouldn't have to be drenched on every inch of the waffle in order for you to enjoy your breakfast. The syrup is supposed to compliment the waffles flavor, not mask it.
When we first started making breakfast together, my husband showed me a recipe book that I wasn't too fond of. Since he has an allergy to egg, all of the recipes were egg-less but most of them lacked proper flavoring (Sigh).
I like for my waffles to to be slightly crispy on the outside and fluffy like pancakes on the inside. It's not difficult either, I just use butter right out of the fridge instead of melted butter. Other than using applesauce instead of egg, that's really the only thing I changed but it makes a world of difference. I hope this recipes brings you and your family as much breakfast fun and happiness as it has brought mine!
This recipe makes 4-6 regular sized waffles.
You may use any type of milk for this recipe.
Make sure your waffle iron has heated completely before you pour in the batter.
Don't melt your butter, take it straight from the fridge and just mix/chop it up with your batter.
When pouring the batter, be sure not to overfill the waffle pan. Use a spoon smooth the batter evenly on waffle pan.
Depending on the type of waffle maker you have, each waffle will need 6-8 minutes to cook.
Don't be afraid to explore with new flavors. A teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg can help you change things up a bit.
2 Cups Flour
4 Tbsp Butter
2 Cups milk
8 Tbsp Applesauce (or 2 Eggs)
3 Tbsp Sugar
½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Butter-Nut Extract (or desired extract)
4 Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tsp Salt
*Add a half cup of pecans for a little extra crunch!
In a medium bowl, whisk together the Flour, Salt, Baking Powder, Milk, Sugar and Applesauce.
Next, whisk in the the Vanilla Extract and Butter-Nut Extract.
Add the Butter, chopping it into the batter to ensure the lumps are very small.
Coat the heated waffle iron with nonstick spray and carefully pour batter onto the waffle iron.
Be sure to use a spoon to smooth it evenly before closing the waffle iron. Each waffle iron is different so be sure to follow the portion directions on yours.
Each waffle should take 6-8 minutes to cook. They should be golden brown and crispy.
Serve with sliced Bananas on top and syrup. Enjoy!